Tag: Beautiful

Lake Michigan Notes

Rain and grey today. The lake levels of Lake Michigan remain high. We have seen a lot of variability over the years.

These photos by Karl show the beach in March 2010.

how beautiful this day

as much as I look forward
to Spring – how beautiful
this day

with icicles and blue sky
birch trees and
Lake Michigan

more books to read
and poetry journals now
than I can in one season

I wonder where
some years have gone
many are here

Ellen Grace Olinger

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Friday afternoon

I listen to quiet music and read some poems aloud by different poets. Many voices and ways to write.

Sometimes I like to hear all the words, even as thoughts of the poets are sometimes too complex for me now.

My love of language is at least in part a gift from my mother. This week is fifteen years since she was called Home. She stayed as long as she could. My thoughts are peaceful now. My mother was with us when we first saw our home, which we had to rebuild from the inside out.

The sky is so blue and the light falls upon evergreen branches with snow. Then the sky is another shade of blue. All the change within the simple routines of my days. So time does go by. And some moments seem eternal.

Reading is a good way to improve our writing skills. With the short forms, every word is so important. Reading a lot, perhaps new words and old words will be more available to me as I write.

The beautiful CD I am listening to is Allure of Sanctuary (2005), by Karen Marie Garrett.

Acrostic Poem for the MIDWEST

M  any
 nspiring
D  ays
W  onderful and
E  ver more
S  ure of my
T  rust in His plan

I set some new goals early this past summer, growing through some new challenges.  Now it is late November, and I am reaching a few of my new goals.  Daily dedication, and content with small steps.  Grateful for good care.  

My file for 2018 photos is smaller than other years, and the flowers are just as beautiful.  These are peonies.

July 2, 2018 – and the light
July 3, 2018
Enough for the blue vase

Ellen Grace Olinger